NDA Eligibility Criteria 2017 - Applicants who wish to appear for NDA 2017 scheduled to be held on April 23 are advised to check the eligibility criteria as required joining officers in Army, Navy, Air Force and Naval Academy. Candidates who will fulfil NDA 2017 eligibility criteria as prescribed by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be only eligible to join Indian defence services. As per the NDA eligibility criteria 2017 applicant must be between 16.5 and 19.5 years of age and have passed 10+2/HSC. Candidates appearing in 10+2/HSC are also eligible for taking exam and if qualify then they have to produce Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate in original at the time of SSB interview, if they could not do so then they have forward duly self-attested Photocopies to of their certificates to Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block New Delhi.
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The application form of NDA I 2017 was available from January 18 to February 10, 2017 and the application form of NDA II 2017 will be available from June 7. Candidates can check details of NDA eligibility criteria from this page.
Highlights of NDA 2017 Eligibility Criteria
Nationality: Apart from Indian origin, candidates from other countries can also appear for NDA 2017. Candidates must either be
Citizen of Bhutan
Citizen of Nepal
Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
Indian origin person migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
Note: Candidates from other countries other than India must have certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India
Minimum Age: 16.5 years
Maximum Age: 19.5 years
The date of birth will be calculated as it is entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation
Marital Sex: Candidates must be unmarried
Gender: Only male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA
Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Candidates applying for Indian Army must have passed class 12/HSC in 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University
Air Force, Navy and Naval Academy of National Defence Academy: Candidates applying for Air Force, Navy and Naval Academy must have passed class 12/HSC in 10+2 pattern of School Education with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University
Physical standard required for NDA 2017:
Candidates appearing in NDA 2017 must be physically and mentally fit according to the prescribed physical standards. A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board (SSB) will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Only those candidates will be will be declared qualified NDA 2017 and admitted to the academy who is declared fit by the medical board. The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely to interfere with the efficient performance of Military duties. The minimum acceptable height is 157 cm for Army, Navy and Naval Academy while 162.5 cm for Air Force. For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern the minimum acceptable heights will be 5 cm less. For more detail required physical standards candidates are advised to read the NDA notification.
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